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IHA announces gia Product Design finalists

Some 65 finalists have been chosen across 65 categories in the IHA Global Innovations Awards (gia) for product design

The 65 finalists in the IHA Global Innovations Awards (gia) for product design have been announced by the International Housewares Association. Winners in each of 13 categories will be announced in during the invitation-only gia dinner Saturday, March 18. The finalists and winners will be on display in the Hall of Global Innovation in the Lakeside Center Lobby. The 2017 International Home + Housewares Show opens at 10 a.m. on March 18 and runs through 3 p.m. March 21.

More than 500 entries were received and were judged by a panel of industry experts and news media. The finalists will also be on display in the New Product Showcases located in the Buyers Club in each Show building.

“Congratulations to all of the finalists for an IHA Global Innovation Award for product design,” said Phil Brandl, IHA president & CEO. “Our world-renowned gia program is the ultimate awards event in the industry, honoring excellence in both housewares retail and product design.”

The finalists for in the tableware, gift and kitchen categories include:

Brilli Baby LLC Cup Catcher
Brita Products Co. Brita Stream with Filter-as-you-Pour Technology
Chilewich / Sultan LLC OnEdge
Magisso North America Pino Wine Glass
Sagaform Inc. Salad Bowl with Removable Wood Trivet (pictured)

Cook & Bakeware
Kuhn Rikon Corp. Duromatic® Micro Microwave Pressure Cooker
Le Creuset Of America Inc. Le Creuset Multi-Function Braiser with Grill Pan Lid
Munus International Giacomina
Stasher the stasher cooker
World Kitchen, LLC Pyrex® Watercolor Collection™ Blue Lagoon

Home Décor & Gifts
Alessi USA, Inc. Lovely Breeze
Eva Solo A/S Bird Nesting Box
Eva Solo A/S Self Watering Orchid Pot
Mark Feldstein & Assoc., Inc. No Drip Inverted Umbrella
Qik Inc. QIK Frame™

Household & Home Electrics

Blueair North America Blue Pure 411
Equator Appliances Super Combo Washer-Dryer EZ 4400 CV
Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc. CHI® Easy Steam
Thermacell Repellents, Inc. Thermacell® HALO™ Mosquito Repeller
World and Main Co., Motion Sensor Ceramic Heater CZ460
formally HBC Home & Hardware

Kitchen Electrics

Brewista Inc NutraMilk
Chefman Perfect Pour Volcano Waffle Maker
Jura Inc. Capresso Froth Control
KitchenAid KitchenAid® Vegetable Sheet Cutter Attachment
Vitamix Corporation Vitamix ASCENT Series A3500 Blender

Kitchen Hand Tools & Cutlery

Bergamaschi & Vimercati Spa Shy
Joseph Joseph Inc. Helix Citrus Juicer
Progressive International Corp. PL8 Standing Splatter Screen
Saf LLC WoodNFlex
Tarrerias Bonjean Furtif Evercut® 5-Piece Knife Set

Gourmet Kitchen Works LLC GEFU Sprouting Jar Bivita
Impel Studio lttl tumbler
iSi North America, Inc. Sodamaker Classic
JIA Inc. The Prep, Rolling Mortar
Prepara Super Savors

Smart Home Products
AeroGrow International, Inc. AeroGarden Bounty Elite Wi-Fi
Anova Culinary LLC Precision Cooker Nano
Gourmia Electric Square Tea Maker GWTC8500
Southwire WiOn Indoor Wi-Fi Programmable Outlet
StoreBound Sobro Coffee Table

The judging panel for the annual IHA Innovation Awards included housewares merchants from retailers including Ace Hardware, Amazon, The Cook’s Warehouse, Detroit Institute of Art, GC Buying Group, Kitchen Ala Mode, Kitchen Window, Leon & Lulu, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, National Building Museum, Rolling Pin, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Sears, Sign of the Bear, Spoon and Whisk, The Chopping Block, The Container Store, True Value and Zulily. Other judges included consumer editors, bloggers and many distinguished industry designers.

The International Home + Housewares Show will feature more than 2,200 exhibitors and more than 62,000 total attendees. For more information or to register for a badge, please visit

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